Backyard Cottages - Multigenerational Housing comes to Seattle

Here at CAST we have been watching the Seattle City Council very closely over the past few months as they contemplate passing an ordinance that would allow homeowners to construct backyard cottages, or DADUs (detached accessory dwelling units), on their property... The measure is of particular interest to me as I'm a proponent of multigenerational living. If passed, the ordinance would provide greater flexibility for Seattle homeowners who wish to bring their families closer together. Curious what the ordinance would mean for my own property I spent a little time putting together some plans...

For my own property I envision a studio space above our existing garage that will provide a place for friends and family to stay during extended visits...


If you live in Seattle and are interested in seeing the measure passed by the council, please take a minute and email your Seattle city council members with your support:

Planning Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee: Sally Clark; (Sally is the committee chair and in charge of getting the measure to vote) Tim Burgess; Tom Rasmussen; Jen Godden; (alt. member)

The remainder of the council is: Richard Conlin; Jan Drago: Bruce Harrell; Nick Licata; Richard Mciver;